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WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house scheduled for Oct. 8. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this time until August. A report from the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department says […]

Holmes Beach forges formula business ban

Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin-Robbins franchisee Steve Galloway asks Holmes Beach commissioners for advice June 14 on handling community backlash regarding his planned store at 3302 E. Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

Colin crashes beach, sends high surf to Anna Maria Island

A man on the beach in a poncho takes photos June 6 of waves crashing ashore at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In the hours surrounding the 12:45 p.m. high tide, waves reached halfway up the sand to the concession area in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve